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Gabriel_Hurl

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #12315 on: April 10, 2018, 04:14:07 PM »
Might want to read attention to (b) (ii) - you lads can read right?  8)







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« Reply #12316 on: April 10, 2018, 04:36:17 PM »
So that's still a no...thanks

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« Reply #12317 on: April 10, 2018, 04:45:08 PM »
Is the investigation over?  ;)

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« Reply #12318 on: April 10, 2018, 04:49:40 PM »
Is the investigation over?  ;)

Mueller can refer wrongdoings (unrelated to his investigation) to the appropriate law enforcement authorities...that seems to be what happened yesterday. It may be a campaign finance violation which is normally punished by a slap on the wrist

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« Reply #12319 on: April 10, 2018, 04:55:20 PM »
I think whitey is far too complacent
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« Reply #12320 on: April 10, 2018, 05:10:40 PM »
He's an expert on campaign finance violations as well by the sounds of things

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« Reply #12321 on: April 10, 2018, 05:56:33 PM »
He's an expert on campaign finance violations as well by the sounds of things


Ehhhh......no.


Chris Hayes had a former Federal Prosecutor (maybe he was a US Attorney) on last night and that was his take on things.  Several other people said/wrote the same thing this morning.


Per a NY Times article this morning.

“The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but most likely resulted from information that he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York”

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« Reply #12322 on: April 10, 2018, 06:48:07 PM »
So the NYT is in your good graces again?

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« Reply #12323 on: April 10, 2018, 07:10:04 PM »
whitey- its still a no.

and it may always be still a no
Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity

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« Reply #12324 on: April 10, 2018, 07:18:20 PM »
So the NYT is in your good graces again?

No...but if a biased left wing source like The NY Times is saying it , that should be acceptable to the leftie sheeple on here

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« Reply #12325 on: April 11, 2018, 08:31:27 AM »
Trump has 3 converging crises to deal with -China, Syria and Mueller
 His short attention span and lack of interest in detail mean in effect that the US is exceptionally weak. Trump is running a kleptocracy. Ho has no clue how to run the country.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/10/wall-street-sighs-with-relief-as-xi-jinping-finds-the-right-words

It says something when Wall Street trembles at every public statement from the leader of the free world but takes comfort from the general secretary of the Chinese communist party, but that seems to be the current state of the world.

Share prices rose strongly on Tuesday from the opening after Xi Jinping pledged to lower protectionist barriers and to take seriously complaints from foreign companies about intellectual property theft. After last week’s bellicose rhetoric from Donald Trump, this was seen as an attempt by Beijing to reduce the trade tension between China and the US.

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Trump, it is hoped, will see Xi’s emollient words as evidence that his tough approach has worked and call victory without imposing threatened tariffs on Chinese goods. Once he has done so, China will remove the threat of retaliation. A tit-for-tat trade war will have been averted.

If this sounds a bit too good to be true, that’s because it probably is. Trump has gone quiet on protectionism this week, but that’s only because his focus has temporarily switched from China to Russia, and from trade to Syria. Wall Street should not see a period of silence from the White House as a sign that peace has broken out.

As Julian Evans-Pritchard, the China expert at Capital Economics, has pointed out, Xi’s concessions were less meaningful than they appeared at first blush, but were really just a bundling together of previously announced – and hitherto undelivered – pledges.

Nor does Xi’s attempt to portray China as the defender of globalisation and free trade in the face of American isolationism and protectionism really stack up. China has higher tariffs than either the EU or the US, is far less open to foreign investment, and operates an economic model weighted deliberately in favour of state-run enterprises.

Xi is operating a two-pronged strategy. Publicly, he is talking the language of conciliation. Privately, reports suggest that he is looking at ways in which a deliberate devaluation of the Chinese currency could counter US tariffs. That suggests that Beijing thinks Trump, unlike Wall Street, might not respond with great enthusiasm to warm words and reheated initiatives. That seems a reasonable assumption.

 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/10/israel-russia-syria-netanyahu-iran-middle-east

The reality is that Israel – and Netanyahu in particular – has badly misread the trajectory of Russia’s re-engagement in the Middle East, which has created in the very kindest interpretation the context for Iran’s projection of its influence ever further west and ever closer to Israel’s borders.

Why all this matters in the current febrile context following the latest alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, is that Israel’s misjudgments sit at one corner of a dangerous matrix of unpredictability, perhaps unseen – as James Hohmann arguedin the Washington Post – since the secretary of state Dean Acheson suggested in 1950 that Korea was outside the core defence perimeter of the US.

On the American side that uncertainty around intentions has seen Donald Trumpflip-flop so dramatically that in a handful of days he has somersaulted from suggesting first that his country was rushing for the exit on Syria to a situation where military strikes seem likely.
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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #12326 on: April 11, 2018, 12:40:58 PM »


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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #12328 on: April 11, 2018, 04:48:12 PM »
Paul Ryan announced he will not seek re-election.
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« Reply #12329 on: April 11, 2018, 05:43:58 PM »
Ayn Ryand has done his job reducing the Koch Bros tax bill and he is not secure of re-election in Wisconsin. So no big surprise here.